Today, we have two books, since they go together the same way "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" go together. Imagine someone like Becky Bloomwood in the field of politics and you have Samantha Joyce. Kristin Gore (Al Gore's daughter) wrote about life on Capitol Hill and in the White House in an entertaining and unforgettable fashion.
"Samantha Joyce, Gore's heroine, is a 26-year-old self-deprecating health-care policy advisor to Robert Gary, a well-respected senator from her home state of Ohio. Between endless work days, a grueling campaign schedule, and frequent trips to the pet store where she seeks advice on caring for her listless Japanese fighting fish, Sammy finds time to obsess over her new boyfriend, sexy speechwriter Aaron Driver. As things heat up with Aaron, Sammy's work schedule takes on a new intensity when Gary becomes the Democratic candidate for vice president. Along the way, scandal clouds both her personal and professional life, and our heroine discovers the often salacious underbelly of life on the hill." (Summary courtesy of Buzz Book Club.)
In this incisive comedy, late twenty-something Sammy Joyce–hypochondriac, klutz, jumper-to-conclusions–is in the White House as a health-care advisor to the newly elected administration. All the chips seem to be falling into place: She’s living with her best friend and reveling in her romance with Charlie Lawton, an up-and-coming Washington Post reporter.
However, soon after taking office, the administration finds itself deep in a red-hot scandal. President Wye’s old problem with the bottle re-emerges. His family is creating havoc. And an informant begins leaking damaging information. On top of it all, a secret deal with an Indian pharmaceutical company unleashes a fury that threatens the administration to its core. As Sammy fights to distance herself from professional turmoil, Charlie gets promoted and moves to New York. Can she hold her ground when her relationships, ideals, and ability to trust are all coming apart at the seams? (Summary courtesy of Random House.)
Both of these books are hilarious. I love Kristin Gore's ability to write such a funny, successful, female character. I would recommend these books to anyone looking for a good laugh and a great story!
I was introduced to these books shortly before I moved to the DC area. They definitely got me excited for my upcoming move. Sammy is hilarious with all her little quirks. I love how Ms. Gore portrays the world of politics in a way that anyone can understand, even if they have no interest in politics normally (myself included). I hope she'll write more chick lit in the future!